I am passionate about the need for wilderness
and the plight of Britain's endangered animals. My animal sculptures and wall plaques focus
primarily on threatened species in the UK, and celebrate the success stories and are stylistically inspired by
etchings, woodblock prints, early 20th century illustration and Art Deco stone carving. My earliest
influences as a teenager were the Natural History, Archaeology and Anthropology
museums of Cambridge, and they inspire me still.
My figurative sculptures reflect a 25 year
fascination with our earliest pre-history and of later Archaic Greek stone
sculpture. I hope to widen the appreciation of ancient sculptures of women by
re-interpreting them for the modern world. I am also influenced by early 20th
century stone carving, the qualities of line and use of negative spaces, but
coupled with the colour only really possible with ceramics.
All my ceramic sculptures are made
from a combination of slab-forming, coiling, carving, press-moulding and hand
using a variety of clays. The images on this
website are to be seen as a guide only, and if you are interested in buying a specific
sculpture, contact me and I shall email you jpeg
pictures of the latest sculptures I have of that type in the studio.
I am presently moving into working
with foundry bronze for my fully 3D animal sculptures, and
have a new website specifically for the Foundry Bronze sculptures.
Forthcoming 2014 Exhibitions
Selected artists promotion, Devon Guild of Craftsmen,
Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9AF 2nd June - 24th
Dittisham Arts Festival, Dittisham Village Hall, Dittisham, Devon,
TQ6 0ES 8th - 10th August.
Studio warming party 23rd August 4pm to 8pm.
Studios, Unit 7 Coombe Park Studios, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon TQ9
7DY 6th - 21st September.
Sculptures to be featured in a
forthcoming book by Schiffer Publications 'Wildlife Art Today' by
Cindy Ann Coldiron Spring 2015.
Unit 7, Coombe Park Craft Studios, Ashprington,
Totnes, Devon, UK, TQ9 7DY.
Studio open to the public 11am - 6pm, Monday to Saturday.
Please phone first if
making a special journey.